Gluten Free & Kosher Certification

PCO & GFCO

Dual Inspection Process

Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) and Gluten-­Free Certification Organization (GFCO) have partnered to offer a dual-­inspection process for food manufacturers and food companies who process and sell both gluten-­free and organic products. GFCO, a program under the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America, tests gluten‐free products for quality and purity.

Under this partnership both organizations will coordinate the scheduling of a simultaneous audit for organic and gluten-free certifications. It will help companies save time and money by streamlining the inspection process and having one combined audit for gluten-­free and organic products. This reduces the amount of audit fees and traveling expenses paid by the company.

 

Who Is The Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO)?

Gluten-­Free Certification Organization (GFCO) is the first gluten-­free certification program in the world that has deemed more than 10,500 certified products with 352 companies in 15 countries safe for persons with gluten sensitivity to consume. The GF logo stands for the independent verification of quality, integrity, and purity of products. Products carrying the GF logo represents unmatched reliability and for meeting strict gluten-free standards. GFCO is the leading gluten-free certification program in the world.

 

For More Information

If you are interested in dual certification…

If you are interested in gluten-free certification only…
  • Contact GFCO’s Director of Industry Programs, Channon Quinn
  • Learn more about GFCO here
  • Call GFCO at their Auburn, WA offices (253) 218-2956

 

Download GFCO’s informational brochure here…

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Kosher Certification

The word kosher is an adaptation of the Hebrew word meaning “fit” or “proper.” It refers to foodstuffs that meet the dietary requirements of Jewish Law. The barometer of kosher and non-kosher depends on two variables: the source of the ingredients and the status of the production equipment. Kosher certification, which is the guarantee that the food meets kosher requirements, revolves around these two criteria.

If your company is interested in learning more about Kosher certification, contact PCO’s Director of Operations, Diana Underwood or call her at the PCO Spring Mills, PA offices (814) 422-0251.